EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B
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The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who prefer to mount their hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor. It will also fit 2.5” SAS HDDs to provide single channel SAS functions (requires SAS host for SAS drives). The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible.
2.5" Drive Support for All 3.5" Bays
 
SSDs are becoming more common in the average household, but most computer cases still don't have support for 2.5" drives. Since these chassis' don't normally have built in 2.5” SSD/HDD bays, a 2.5” to 3.5” HDD/SSD converter is an absolute necessity when purchasing 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. For enterprise, it’s valuable for upgrading 3.5" HDD file servers to 2.5" HDD/SSD file servers without paying a tremendous amount for an entire system upgrade.
The EZconvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B accepts 2.5" SATA/SAS SSD/HDD of any height from 7mm to 15mm. The bottom mounting screw holes allow you to mount your 2.5" hard drive or SSD firmly into the converter and mount your converter firmly into your chassis with provided screws. Securing your drives in place is critical for rugged system builds.
 
The EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B has exact 3.5" SATA HDD dimensions and specifications, so it is compatible with any computers, devices, servers and HDD enclosures that support 3.5” SATA or 3.5” SAS hard drive.
 
 
The built-in SATA PCB bridge protects your HDD/SSD connector from wearing out during the insertion and removal cycle, and it delivers the full speed of SATA 6Gbps without any speed reduction due to its pass-through design.
Advanced Cooling Design
 
The foundation of the EZConvert Air Lite stems from it's ability to rapidly cool drives. A top-free open air design quickly disperses heat away from drives by allowing it to 'breathe' instead of fully enclosing it. This is crucial during intense applications and may lead to better performance since it's well known that excessive heat can interfere with your system's ability to perform optimally. We've strategically placed ventilated slots around the converter allowing heat to escape from all sides and angles, while the metal frame acts as a giant heat sink to quickly cool your hard drives. The open air design, ventilated slots, and metal frame combine to produce an advanced cooling system to put your mind at ease.
Key Features
 
* Converts 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD to 3.5” SATA hard drive form factor
* Supports 2.5” SAS HDD w/ single channel SAS functions (requires SAS host)
* Fully SATA 3.0 Revision (6Gb/s) compatible and Backward compatible with
  SATA 2.0 Revision (3Gb/s) and 1.0 Revision (1.5Gb/s) drives
* Supports SATA 6 Gbps or SAS 12Gbps (single channel)
* Heavy duty stain-less steel exterior helps heat dissipation
* Top-free open air design for rapid heat dissipation
* Ventilated slots allow air to flow through converter
* Exact 3.5" HDD specification with universal 3.5” HDD mounting holes
* Fits all 2.5” SATA drive heights from 7mm to 15mm
* Fits every system that accepts 3.5" SATA hard drive
* Supports SATA and SATA power cables with locking latch design
* Compatible with backplane trays such as those found in Apple first generation Mac Pro models
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3 Years Warranty
ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482SP-3B Open Air 2.5” to 3.5” SAS / SATA (22pin) HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit
Product Name :
2.5" to 3.5" HDD / SSD Converter
Model Number :
MB482SP-3B
Color :
Silver
Support Drive Size :
2.5" SAS / SATA SSD & HDD
Compatible Drive Type :
SATA / Single channel SAS (SAS host required)
Number of Drives :
1
Max Drive Height :
15mm
Drive Bay :
1 x 3.5" device bay
Host Interface :
1 x 7 pin SATA
Power Input :
1 x 15 pin SATA power connector
Transfer Rate :
SATA 3.0 up to 6Gbps / SAS 3.0 up to 12Gbps
Support HDD Capacity :
No Limitation
Structure / Material :
Stainless steel chassis
Product Dimension (L x W x H) :
146.6 x 101.6 x 25.4mm
Product Net Weight :
182g
Package Gross Weight :
226.5g
Package contents :
1 - Device, 1 - user manual, 8 - screws
SATA Connector Insertion Rate :
10,000
Humidity :
5%~65% RH
Operating Temperature :
0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature :
-35°C to 70°C (-31°F to 158°F)
Compliance :
CE, RoHS, REACH
Warranty :
3 years
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ICY Concepts
 
Upgrade your 3.5” HDD enclosure to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with EZConvert tool-Less 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Converters
 
The demand of 2.5” drive is steady growing as the cost of the 2.5” SSD declines, and the capacity of 2.5” HDD increases. Now you can easily upgrade you 3.5” HDD enclosure, cage or mobile rack to a 2.5” HDD/SSD enclosure with our EZConvert SSD converters. Simply install the EZConvert into your 3.5” HDD tray and it is ready to go. Our unique tool-less drive installation design allows you to hot-swap your 2.5” drives without using any tools. For tray-less 3.5” HDD enclosures, we recommended the MB882SP-1S-3B. Complete EZConvert Lineup l EZConvert Comparison Chart
 
 

 

Product Reviews

ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite HDD SSD Converter REVIEW

Published on Sept 11, 2017 by Robyn


Make an old hard drive new again with this conversion kit from Icy Dock.

Quite some time ago, I had a Dell desktop tower. At the time, it was intended to be used for basic office-type tasks and some light gaming. Over time, I decided to convert it into more of a media box and I connected it to my television. This was a time when Netflix was still primarily a DVD order company and they weren’t streaming 99% of their inventory. I stored numerous movies on the Dell and finally, I had to upgrade my hard drive for additional storage. A friend of mine had a spare drive, but we discovered that the Dell computer required a special bracket in order for the hard drive to fit into it properly....

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Customer Review

Great for iMac upgrades

I wanted to upgrade my iMac (24-inch, Early 2008) by replacing the hard drive with an SSD drive using the instruction on the iFixit web site. The problem is that the iMac is built specifically for the form factor of a 3.5" hard drive. The drive mounts and cable length will not work with an SSD. That is where this awesome ICY Dock comes in handy. It worked perfectly. The SSD seats nicely into the connector and is fixed o the dock with included mounting screws. Now you have a form factor that is perfect for the iMac hardware. The SSD upgrade added capacity, improved overall performance and reduced my boot time from 64 seconds to 30 seconds.

 

by W. Weider on 1/29/2016.

 

Did what it needed to and cheaply.

Pros: This was very economical and simple to install. The metal was strong enough it did not bend/deflect when installing in a 1st gen Aluminum iMac (to use an SSD). This is important as there is a fair amount of tension on the mount. A competitor's offering didn't come close. The holes allowed the thermal sensor to be threaded through and placed on the drive. This drive also puts the SATA connectors in the "correct" location - hence why it is critical to use a product like this for the iMac.

 

Cons: Be careful of sharp edges... I'm reaching for straws here but it seems like that's the only way you could have a problem installing it.

 

Other Thoughts: This sort of device seems a bit hard to screw up... but I've had a lot of trouble with other hard drive adapters. I saw this series specifically recommended on a forum and was very pleased myself with it. I will definitely be a repeat customer if I need another one. The one I used was the "cheaper" version where you have to mount your drive with screws... and it's probably worth saving the money as it ends up being (in theory) more physically secure too.

 

by Matthew F. on 8/19/2015.

 

Well constructed

Have used a few products similar to this to mount SSD into hard drive caddies in servers. This one is well-built and sturdy. The metal is thick. The screw holes line up.

 

by Chris F on 6/8/42015.

 

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